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Turf Project 2021

A Transformational Project

We are currently in the planning and fundraising phase of an exciting project that will deliver extensive upgrades to our outdoor athletics and physical education spaces.

In recognition of a generous lead gift from Tim and Sheila Bolte (parents of Tim ’08 & Andrew ’09), the project will be named the Bolte-Breschi Athletic Complex. Sheila’s father is Robert Breschi ’57, and their extended family includes multiple generations of Loyola graduates.

Additionally, Patrick T. Connor ’77 and his wife Michele (parents of Brian ’08 & Sean ’09 and Marc J. ‘08 and Michael J. “MJ” Franklin ‘08) have generously invested in the project with the naming of the premier performance field as the Joseph C. Connor ’42 Field. They also reserved naming rights for the secondary field, which was unveiled during a special groundbreaking ceremony in April as the Michael T. Keeney ’65 Field in honor of Mr. Keeney’s service and commitment to Loyola and its Dons.

Lead gifts from both the Boltes and the Connors, along with support from a group of roughly 20 benefactors, contributed to more than 75% of the fundraising for this transformational and essential upgrade to Loyola’s campus. 

In addition to the immediate benefits to the experience of every student, this project (coupled with the construction of St. Ignatius Hall) enables Loyola to fully realize its existing master plan for campus.

Our goal is to complete this project prior to the start of the 2021–22 school year.

For more information, or to support this project, contact Adam Trice, Director of Development (443-841-3694, atrice@loyolablakefield.org)

Project Features

  • Two full-size turf fields lined for soccer, lacrosse, and rugby.

  • Lighting and a high definition LED video scoreboard on the main performance field.

  • Turfing of the baseball field with upgrades to the scoreboard and seating, as well as the addition of a press box.

  • Upgraded parking. 

Contact

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    Mr. Adam Trice 

    Chief Advancement Officer
    (410) 823-0601 Ext 694

Lead Benefactors

St. Ignatius Society ($1,000,000+)
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Connor ’77
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bolte
 
William J. Watters, S.J. Society ($500,000 - $999,999)
 
Lloyd D. George, S.J. Society ($250,000 - $499,999)
Mr. and Mrs. Carmine Mistichelli
Goloboski Family
 
John M. Stewart ’60 Society ($100,000 - $249,999)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dinoto, Jr. 
Mangione Family
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Murn ’91
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Tsakalos
Mr. Thomas A. & Ms. Nancy M. Whipple
The Class of 1990 in Recognition of Dan McNeal ’90
 
Benefactors of Blakefield ($50,000 - $99,999)
Anonymous gift in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gioioso, Jr. ’78
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Laake, Jr. 
Mr. John Minadakis ’01
Mr. Patrick and Dr. Stasia Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Siegert ’99
 
Groundbreakers Society ($10,000 - $49,999) 
Mr. Carroll Bodie ’63
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Counselman ’66
Mr. James DeGraffenreidt and Dr. Mychelle Farmer
Mr. and Mrs. Panagiotis Forakis
Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Knott, III '85
Ms. Jennifer Madigan
Mr. and Mrs. William Romberger, III ’82
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shehan ’90
Mr. William Wnek
 
Ignatian Innovators Society ($5,000 - $9,999)
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dixon ’90
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Groeninger ’87
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Logue, III '82
Mr. and Mrs. E. Dodson Poe, IV '90
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Speargas '92

Before & After

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